Site News - October 2014

October Update:  And thus we have reached the end of another baseball season.  September was a busy month (I know… they all are anymore!), but I did manage to keep up with my quotas, adding articles from a few various sources that had been forgotten in the move from the original Geocities website to here, and finishing off the October 17th articles from the Reading Eagle.

 

Season Ender:  73-89 was the final record for the Phils.  Forget a closed window – this one seems nailed shut.  It will be interesting to see what the team does this winter to begin the transition from the aged core of the 2008 champions to a new generation of Fightin’ Phils.

 

Media Update:  I was able to add three more video clips to the site database, from the 1980 Phantastic Phillies LP that was issued after the World Series win.  The three this month are from the October 3rd game against the Expos, where the Phils pulled a game ahead of Montreal with two to play, setting up the division clincher the next day.

 

Digital Pictures Needed: I’d still love pictures of the 1980 season If you have something (for free – I’m poor and this is a non-profit site!), please let me know through the contact section.

 

Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season to include in the website.  In particular, I seek the Philadelphia papers, which I have very limited access to. Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News or other area newspapers please contact me – digital scans are fine by me (and in fact are preferable, as I don’t get in trouble with the wife for cluttering up the house!). Clippings, photocopies, whatever contains part of the story of the 1980 Phillies is acceptable.  I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.

 

 

Future Updates:  I will be continuing my resolution for 2014:  7 new articles added to the site per month, and at least 2 new sound clips (as long as my source holds out).  Once I have exhausted my supply of Reading Eagle articles, I will proceed to the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer.